Lee’s Crossing

Monthly Newsletter                                                                      April  2009



From the President


Hello Neighbors!  Spring greetings!  My name is Jim Martin and it will be my privilege to serve as your President this year.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing president Walt Walker for his leadership and tireless efforts in the neighborhood. 


Spring is here (I think!), and the time has come to start sprucing up our yards.  I know that mine certainly needs some attention.  Just remember, if you are going to make any major changes to your landscaping, contact David Waldrep for approval prior to beginning work.


Carl Trevathan has resigned from the board effective 3/31/09.  Carl was a huge asset to the board and will be sorely missed.  Brad Herr will be replacing Carl.  We are very fortunate to have someone of Brad’s caliber who is willing to step up and serve in this capacity.  Welcome aboard Brad!


I have received two reports recently about coyotes in the neighborhood so remember to keep an eye on your pets and small children when they are outside. 


Again, I look forward to serving you.  If you have any comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me.   My home phone number is (770) 420-3484.  Take care and I will see you around the neighborhood!




Jim Martin

Around the Neighborhood



Lee’s Crossing Swim Team


Registration for the 2009 Lee’s Crossing Cyclones Swim Team will be held Monday April 13th from 5:00 to 7:00 at the clubhouse.  Swimmers from 5 to 18 years of age (as of June 1st) are welcome to join us.  The cost is $20 per swimmer for those living in the neighborhood and $75 per swimmer for those outside of Lee’s Crossing.


If you would like to take care of your registration prior to this date please feel free to drop off or mail your registration directly to me – you might email me so that I may be on the look-out for it.


The team will be wearing the same suits this season, but if you are new to the team or need a larger size, the suit will be available at registration.  We have also discussed trying to better organize a process of offering those suits you have that no longer fit to others – if anyone is interested in helping with this process please let me know.


This season we will be swimming on Thursday nights beginning May 28th and continuing for 5 weeks though June 25th.  After school practices will begin May 11th, weather permitting, with morning practices beginning Tuesday May 26th.


Registration packets – including actual practice and meet schedules, meet attendance forms and parent worker preferences, (it is mandatory for parents to work at least one full meet or two half meets) will be sent out via email to those on last year’s email distribution list.  This information will also be available at registration.   


If you would like to join us please contact me for a packet or further information.  Susan Herr

sdherr@comcast.net  770-499-9354.




The annual neighborhood yard sale will be on Saturday, May 9th, from 8am to 1pm. Ads will be placed in the Marietta and Atlanta papers. Signs on Whitlock Avenue will also be put out directing people to Lee's Crossing. Each home having a sale may put out their own signs, but please take them down after the sale. In past years, residents of Lee's Crossing have had a preview of the sales the night before. Good luck to everyone who participates!



If you happen to notice that the street light in front of or near your house is out, please report the outage. Call the city of Marietta at 770-794-5121. These street lights are a great deterrent to neighborhood vandalism, so please make the effort to report the outages ASAP.

Also, for walkers and runners who choose to use the road rather than the sidewalk, please wear white, light, or reflective clothing when running near or after dark. Also, the runners/walkers should be facing the oncoming traffic rather than going with the traffic.


For those of you walking your dogs, please clean up their messes, whether it is on the sidewalk or in a yard! 




Neighborhood Notaries


Greg Amaden                           Lee’s Trace                              770-429-9264

Brenda Fairbanks                     Trailwood Lane                        678-290-4810

Angela G. Ford                        Lee’s Trace                              678-234-7430

David Hardy                             Harrowgrove Court                770-427-6319

Rebecca Jordan                        Cedar Branch Court                 770-427-1935

Carolyn Richardson                  Cedar Branch Court                 770-427-9900

Barbara Stubbs                        Trailwood Lane                        770-425-6991

Angelia Trevathan                     Basil Court                               770-528-9052

Margaret H. Waldrep               Chestnut Hill Circle       770-514-0821

Cecilia E. White                        Trailwood Lane                        678-797-6209


If you are a Notary and are willing to help out your neighbors, please send your name and phone number to leescrossing@comcast.net. 




Be sure to book the clubhouse early for any events you are planning!  Call Melissa Hinchman at 404-839-1211.






Treadmill Wanted

 Pre-owned treadmill in good condition desired, preferably one that folds down to fit under a bed. Call Nikki @ 770-428-8467.


Home for Sale

I am relocating to Florida and will be putting my home at 701 Trailwood Lane on the market in the next few months.  If you have friends or family who would like to live in Lee’s Crossing, please let them know about this ranch style home with four bedrooms and three baths with fenced in yard.  I can be reached on my mobile phone at 404.308.3381, ask for Barbara.

Will Clean Mailboxes

Matt and Emily Filer are residents of Lees Crossing and are saving for cars.  Let them bleach, clean, and paint your mailbox (parents will supervise).  They will use approved paint from the neighborhood.  If you received a letter from the homeowner's association, let them know the date you must have your mailbox painted to avoid fines. $20  Call 404-518-5809 or e-mail cfiler@bellsouth.net.



NOTE:  When submitting classified ads, please make sure to submit contact information as well as how long you would like for the classified to run (i.e., one issue, two issues, etc.).  Thanks.



Around Town


Calendar of Events

Around the Neighborhood and Around Town


You can receive weekly updates on happenings in the city by subscribing to the Marietta e-news.  Go to http://www.mariettaga.gov/news/subscribe.aspx for further information and to sign up!


          4/3               6:30p – 7:30p                  Easter Egg Hunt – Laurel Park


          4/4               10:00a – 6:00p                 Pinwheel Play Day – Marietta Square


          4/24             8:00p – 10:00p                Glover Park (Square) Concert Series

                                                                    Brookwood Split (oldies & R&B)


4/26             11:00a – 7:00p                 Taste of MariettaMarietta Square


4/26             12:00p – 5:00p                 Leo Mazzone’s Furry Friends
                                                                   Fundraiser at Laurel Park





Neighborhood Business Spotlight


If you would like to tell your neighbors about your business or recommend someone else’s business, please send us a BRIEF paragraph giving pertinent information along with contact information.  Submissions will printed first come – first serve each month, based on space.  Send your information to leescrossing@comcast.net.  Note:  Please keep descriptions to one SHORT paragraph in WORD format.  Do not send brochures, flyers or pictures as they will not be published.



I Recommend……


The Nixons and Garntos would like to recommend Star Cleaning Company for your consideration.  They do an excellent job cleaning both our houses every two weeks.  They are friendly and responsive to your needs.  The company is family owned by Carlos and Shirlene Calaj. In addition to house cleaning, they clean commercial, medical and dental establishments.  Star Cleaning Company is licensed and insured and can be contacted at 770-579-8529 (office) or 678-294-3332 (mobile), or by e-mail at calajjpr@comcast.net.  You can learn more about Star Cleaning on the web at www.starcleaningatlanta.com.



April Landscape Hints

From Genesis Landscape


Now that the winter weather has finally gone elsewhere (we hope), it is time to get ready for the growing season. 


Vegetable gardeners, this is the month to get those seeds in! After the danger of frost damage is past, you should also plant summer annuals and summer flowering bulbs.


Prune spring blooming shrubs after flowering.  With Azaleas in particular, you should complete any pruning by the 4th of July.  New buds will set soon after and any pruning beyond that time will reduce flower production the following year.  Now is also a good time to de-thatch lawns.


Insect populations will not have been diminished by our fairly mild winter, so you should be vigilant for problems of this nature.


Plants will require water as they awake from their winter slumber.  In the absence of adequate rainfall, soak planting areas once a week in accordance with the following state allowances: 


You may use soaker hoses or drip irrigation systems on established plants for one hour between Midnight and 10 AM, on the odd/even address schedule.  Hand watering for 25 minutes is still permitted for even and unnumbered addresses on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and for odd numbered addresses on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.  See www.outdoorwateruse.com for details on how to obtain a permit to water newly installed landscape for 10 weeks.

Genesis Landscape Group would be happy to answer your questions and offers a free on-site consultation of your home.  Our number is 770-422-5534.

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS for the May Newsletter is April 28.  Any submissions after this date cannot be guaranteed inclusion.


Newsletter Editor:  Angelia Trevathan:   e-mail to:  angeliatrevathan@yahoo.com 

Phone:  770-528-9052


The LCHA Newsletter and Website are published and maintained for the benefit of Lee’s Crossing homeowners. The purpose of the Newsletter and the Website is to promote Lee’s Crossing and to provide our homeowners with information regarding Lee’s Crossing activities and related issues.  The homeowners have entrusted the LCHA Board of Directors with the obligation and right to ensure content conforms to this purpose.  As such, articles or advertising endorsing political positions or candidates or other subject matter the Board deems to be divisive, offensive or inappropriate in nature will not be published or posted.  All appropriate content is welcomed and encouraged as a means of furthering awareness and communication within our neighborhood.



Mailbox Repair:  If you need a new post call Bob Schoonover at 770-422-8774.   New number placards or paint may be obtained by calling Tom McBrayer at 770-427-8057.



Clubhouse Rental:  Call Melissa Hinchman at 404-839-1211


Neighborhood Directories:  Soft copies of the Neighborhood Directory are available in PDF format.  Send request to leescrossing@comcast.net



Board Members


Jim Martin, President      770-420-3484                                              Walt Walker                                770-428-4755                  

1139 Chestnut Hill Circle                                                                     1060 Foreststone Way                                                                       

Steve Young, Secretary      770-423-0905                                         Erroll Eckford, ACC Chair      770-421-9738     

380 Baskin Drive                                                                                  656 Trailwood Lane                                                                            

Kevin Brown, Director – Social Activities                                       Noel Follrath, Treasurer             770-423-0623

770-218-5965                                                                                         1214 Meadowmist Way

1205 Fielding Court


Brad Herr, Director – At Large  770-499-9354                  Covenant Enforcement

603 Briarmeade                                                                                     David Waldrep






Board Email: leescrossing@comcast.net